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Junya Watanabe designs for intellectual appeal. Oversized cut and detailed to resemble menswear this blue-striped cotton-poplin shirt was created to be worn untucked - note the left back hem print of a UK flag-covered chair. Wear with cropped denim for a play on proportions.
A self-confessed Anglophile Junya Watanabe explores the golden days of British punk for his AW17 collection and this teal-blue tartan wool-blend skirt is the perfect starting point. It's tailored to a mid-rise waist that features a faux-leather belt and falls to just above the knee in classic knife pleats. Opt for a white shirt and the coordinating jacket for maximum impact.
Junya Watanabe collaborates with British shoe manufacturer Tricker's to create these white boots. Each going through a 260-step process they're expertly crafted in the UK from smooth leather with a lace-up front and round toe set on a small stacked heel and feature a tan-brown cork welt that moulds to the foot for comfort. They're then punctuated with classic oxford brogue detailing and a red heel-pull tab for a high fashion-meets-heritage finish to everyday looks.
AW17 brings new offerings from the ongoing collaboration between Junya Watanabe and Trickers including these red aniline-leather ankle boots. They're handcrafted in the UK by master shoemakers and the lace-up front round-toe upper is punctuated with classic oxford half-brogue detailing and set on a chunky rubber sole. Wear them to bring a heritage-inspired edge to kick-flare tailored trousers.
A deconstructed kilt that is also a ladylike style this postbox-red tartan-checked wool skirt by Junya Watanabe hits many notes in one cleverly-designed piece. It's made from panels juxtaposed to a spiral brought together by a wraparound zip creating a flattering A-line skirt with an asymmetrical hem. Pair it with one of the label's punk-ish creepers to drop more hints of the inspiration of the look.
Junya Watanabe revisits punk in these black lace-up leather flatform creepers. Showcasing a contrasting black and white woven leather toecap with silver-metal D-rings and scalloped edges this piece is grounded by a rubber sole. Pair with cropped denim jeans and an unstructured shirt for a look that's of-the-moment but with a hint of nostalgia.
Oversized cut and detailed to resemble menswear this Junya Watanabe light-blue cotton-poplin shirt was created to be worn untucked - note the left back hem print of a Union Jack-covered chair. Wear as a dress with thigh-high boots to offset the piece's intellectual appeal.
Junya Watanabe's avant-garde take on tailoring shows in this coat. It's crafted from navy-blue and brown checked wool-blend to a slim single-breasted silhouette with topstitched darts at the waist to hone the figure and notch lapels and decorative-button cuffs. Wear yours with straight-leg jeans and kitten-heel mules for a chic off-duty look.
Junya Watanabe's intellectual-punk aesthetic reaches a pinnacle in this argyle-checked wool sweater. The intarsia-knit pattern in tonal beige and brown resembles a modern chaotic reinterpretation of a traditional piece while a diagonal zip across the front and blue shoulder accents confirm the rupture approach to prim and proper knitwear. Wear with cropped jeans and one of the brand's coveted creepers to fully embrace the look.
Intellectual-punk is what Junya Watanabe does best and these cotton-denim jeans exemplify it. Cut to a high-rise with a straight leg from raw denim this piece is scattered with patches of tartan leopard print and faux-leather. Take the masculine silhouette further with the brand's famous creeper shoes.
This Khaki-beige contrast-sleeve cotton-garbardine trench coat perfectly represents Junya Watanabe's avante-garde reworking of functional designs. Crafted in Japan the classic silhouette is accentuated with traditional features then offset by multicoloured floral-jacquard checked and leopard-print panelled sleeves. For an on-brand finish pair with ankle boots.
Junya Watanabe's black cream and red geometric woven wool coat is a head-turning piece that is bound to ignite conversation. The product of immaculate Japanese tailoring it's shaped with a high neck dropped shoulder seams and is finished with sculptural 3-D edges and an asymmetric zigzag hem. Opt for chunky brogues to ground the proportions.
The patchwork composition of this teal-blue wool-blend jacket is a succinct example of Junya Watanabe's avant-garde aesthetic. First unveiled on the AW17 runway it's tailored in Japan with contrasting lustrous black satin lapels and features checked floral-jacquard and leopard-print panels across the cuffs of the long sleeves for a textural twist. Dial up the drama with the coordinating skirt and flatform creepers.
This is a perfect example of Junya Watanabe's knack for deconstruction: a zipped biker jacket in shape a bourgeois oliver-green floral jacquard in texture this piece's paradoxal nature makes it perfect to show appreciation for the designer's style. Note the faux-leather sleeves and silver-tone metal hardware kept to ensure this is still a biker jacket. Take a punk approach to styling with the brand's well-known creepers.
Junya Watanabe taps punk nostalgia with these lace-up leather flatform creepers. Crafted in Japan it features a black and white woven toecap with the signature silver-tone D-ring and scallop edge. A black rubber sole ensures all-day comfort for running around the city. Style with cropped denim jeans for a casual look with an edge.
Junya Watanabe's punk-inflected jacket is crafted from a patchwork of fabrics to embody the label's rule-breaking aesthetic. The tonal-brown shades come from a leopard-print faux-fur front panel wool sleeves topped with chocolate-brown quilted-leather panels and a tweed back panel. Wear it to toughen up a silky dress grounding the look with chunky flatforms.
This Junya Watanabe coat is a prime example of the designer's knack for creating contemporary deconstructed styles. It's crafted from navy and chestnut-brown wool and mohair-blend hound's-tooth to an oversized biker-jacket shape with exaggerated notch lapels and contrasting ivory leather sleeves. The asymmetric zip-fastening front and zip-fastening pockets enhance the unconventional feel. Take your styling cues from the designer and wear it with creeper shoes and cropped trousers.
The punkish references in Junya Watanabe's fall runway collection were anchored by these black leather Trickers aniline-leather ankle boots - that look as contemporary today as they would have during the counter-culture's heyday in the 1970s. They feature classic oxford brogue perforations and a black rubber tread sole that will add a dose of tough-luxe attitude to cuffed jeans.
The straight cut of Junya Watanabe's washed-indigo denim jeans is inherently wearable making them perfect for the weekend. The simple silhouette features five classic pockets which are framed with tobacco-brown topstitching and coordinating belt loops and is finished with a vintage wash for an authentic pre-loved look. Use them to anchor a statement jacket and flatform creepers.
Ground your most irreverent off-duty looks with Junya Watanabe's washed-indigo straight-leg jeans. They're washed and faded for a vintage effect and have a high-rise waist for extra retro appeal. Note how the back pockets are positioned slightly further down than usual for a typically off-kilter twist.